Baltimore shooting incident leaves 7 injured

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Seven people were shot during a single shooting incident in East Baltimore on Sunday.

Police responded to several alerts at approximately 3:35 p.m. near the 1300 block of North Montford Avenue, according to a press release from the Baltimore Police Department.

Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said all injuries were apparently nonfatal, The Baltimore Sun noted.

“This certainly could have been far worse,” Harrison said.

At the scene, officers discovered men aged 23, 24 and 28 with multiple gunshot wounds. On nearby Chester Avenue, they found a 16-year-old boy who had fled to his residence after being wounded on North Montford Avenue.

Officers were later dispatched to a local hospital after two men, aged 30 and 38, walked into the facility seeking treatment for multiple gunshot wounds they said they received on North Montford Avenue.

After the shooting, more than 30 shell casings reportedly littered the blood-stained area and were marked with orange cones. A vehicle had smashed into an Amazon truck not far from where the casings were.

Baltimore police investigate the scene of a shooting in the city’s Rosemont neighborhood Monday morning, Nov. 9, 2020. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Police said anyone with information is urged to contact Eastern District Shooting detectives at 410-396-2433.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip-line at 1-866-7LOCK-UP or text a tip by visiting the MCS of Maryland website.

The shootings come a day after police said multiple shootings spanning from late Friday into early Saturday left one dead and two injured.

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As of Sunday, Baltimore has had 309 reported homicides in 2021, with more than 30 in the past 30 days.

The city reported 335 homicides in 2020, with victims including 48 women and girls, according to the Associated Press. 

The city had 348 homicides in 2019, and 309 the year prior, The Baltimore Sun reported.

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